October 31, 2017
October 24, 2017
After their successful 4-city CD-release tour, The Kris Johnson Group with Lulu Fall, has been invited back to Detroit to perform at the prestigious and esteemed venue “The Cube” at Detroit Symphony on Friday, November 17th, 10:00pm. This performance follows a performance by the Count Basie Orchestra earlier that night in Detroit Symphony’s Orchestra Hall that will feature Kris in the Trumpet section. For more information and for tickets visit http://www.dso.org/cube
August 22, 2017
Artist Centric Music (ACM) presents "The Unpaved Road" by the Kris Johnson Group with Lulu Fall. The Kris Johnson Group featuring Lulu Fall is making its debut with songs that will move one’s soul and create dialogue about life, love and overcoming adversity. It’s unapologetic, passionate, honest, with unique songs and arrangements. This 10-piece ensemble comprises of a unique combination of instruments that specializes in soulful, multilayered, introspective music delivered by a diverse group of performers. Their music transport you and shake your soul to its core.
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July 27, 2017
Announcing Fall 2017 tour dates for the Kris Johnson Group with Lulu Fall!
July 25, 2017
"Impulsive", a feel-good song about love, adventure and spontaneous romance, it features musical elements of jazz, soul, and funk. From dynamic yet subtle lyrics to unyielding musical cohesion and rawness, "Impulsive" will grab your soul and not let go.
July 11, 2017
Here's a behind-the-scenes look of the making of “The Unpaved Road”!
“The Unpaved Road”
The Kris Johnson Group with Lulu Fall
Available August 22, 2017
Lulu Fall - vocal
Kris Johnson - Trumpet
Marcus Elliot - Tenor Sax
Jon Dixon - Keys
Mike Jellick - Piano
Sasha Kashperko - Guitar
Darell Campbell - Bass
Nate Winn - Drums
Lauren Johnson - Percussion
Christina Manceor - Marimba/Percussion
Videographer: Infyer Productions (Detroit, MI)
Studio: Big Sky Recording (Ann Arbor, MI)
June 26, 2017
New music single and video!
"Pretty For a Dark Girl"
Music video and music single
Lyrics by Lulu Fall, music by Lulu Fall and Kris Johnson
Performed by Lulu Fall with the Kris Johnson Group
Video directed and edited by Christen Cofer
This song is about Colorism. It highlights the harsh prejudices and stereotypes that dark-skinned women and girls face interculturally, specifically in the African American community. As a dark-skinned woman, Lulu Fall pulled from her personal experiences, testimonies from female friends and family, and social media community to shed light on such a taboo subject.
"As a child, I was teased because of my skin color and for having African parents. As an adult, I was told I my beauty was an exception for my skin tone, because dark-skinned women aren't considered to be as desirable. This song sheds light on Colorism. This song empowers Black women, and all women who were discriminated against because of their looks. This song is about me."
The video and single is the first single from the upcoming album "The Unpaved Road" by the Kris Johnson Group with Lulu Fall, which is scheduled for release on Artist Centric Music, LLC on August 22, 2017.
June 13, 2017
Check out this video teaser of "Pretty For a Dark Girl", a song with a powerful message by Lulu Fall with the Kris Johnson Group from their upcoming album "The Unpaved Road". The full video and digital single release date is June 26.
"As a child, I was teased because of my skin color and for having African parents. As an adult, I was told I my beauty was an exception for my skin tone, because dark-skinned women aren't considered to be as desirable. This song sheds light on Colorism. This song empowers Black women. This song is about me."
Actress, musician, song-writer
"The Unpaved Road" will be available for sale August 22!
Enjoy the teaser,
-Lulu and Kris
June 10, 2017
Artist Centric Music Presents
"The Unpaved Road"
The Kris Johnson Group with Lulu Fall
Available for physical and digital sales on August 22, 2017